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ManageEngine's EventLog Analyzer Unlocks Value of Machine-Generated Logs

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November 08, 2012

ManageEngine's EventLog Analyzer Unlocks Value of Machine-Generated Logs

By Rachel Ramsey
Content Director

Your organization’s IT infrastructure generates huge amount of logs every day with vital information that can provide powerful insights and network security intelligence into user behaviors, network anomalies, system downtime, policy violations, internal threats, regulatory compliance and the like. However, the task of analyzing these event logs and syslogs without automated log analyzer tools can be both time-consuming and painful if done manually.

Enter ManageEngine (News - Alert), the enterprise IT management software division of Zoho Corporation. ManageEngine’s EventLog Analyzer is a log analytics and IT compliance reporting software that provides the most cost-effective Security Information Event Management (SIEM) solution on the market. Using this Log Management software, organizations can automate the entire process of managing terabytes of machine-generated logs by collecting, analyzing, searching, reporting and archiving from one central location.

This event log analysis software helps to mitigate internal threats, conduct log forensics analysis, monitor privileged users and comply to different IT audit regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI (News - Alert) DSS, GLBA, FISMA, HIPPA by intelligently analyzing logs and instantly generating a variety of reports IT audit reports.

Features of EventLog Analyzer include agent-less log collection from systems, devices, and applications, universal log parsing and indexing (ULPI), interactive regex syntax builder for extracting raw log fields, secure and tamper-proof log archives, log forensic analysis, powerful raw log search, privileged user monitoring and auditing, real-time alerts for network anomalies and intrusions, and a wide variety of canned reports for end-to-end IT audits. Customers choose EventLog Analyzer to unlock the business value of their machine-generated logs, meet dynamic business needs quickly, improve productivity for IT and MSP, and for its attractive TCO and rapid ROI.

One company in particular used EventLog Analyzer to stay compliant with federal requirements. First Mountain Bank, a full service community bank that provides customers with a broad range of products and services, was facing the challenge in 2008 of staying compliant with its independent auditors and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) compliance audit requirements. 

Auditors and the FDIC directly and regularly examine and supervise all banks in the U.S. for operational compliance, safety and soundness. FDIC Compliance is important to maintain insurance certification for any bank, as well as the cost, and proof of security has become paramount. First Mountain Bank needed to develop higher security standards.

First Mountain Bank had to show readable compliance reports during these audits that proved acceptable security measures were in place and working. Using the free version of EventLog Analyzer, a few key servers were set up and a number of events set up to provide proof of concept. The next audit validated EventLog Analyzer's viability with a report comment that the bank would benefit from all of its devices being monitored.

Since 2009, EventLog Analyzer has been providing the bank with continued operation and has grown to over 250 individual alert items and some 15 weekly activity reports. It is a mature application requiring only periodic changes over time.

"I don't need to be in the application to know if something is happening that needs attention. I get reports and alerts through emails. No surprises when I walk into the office. That is peace of mind," said Jim Lloyd, Information Systems Manager at First Mountain Bank.

First Mountain Bank is not the only success story with EventLog Analyzer. A list of customer case studies is available on ManageEngine’s website. To learn more about how your company can benefit from EventLog Analyzer, visit  

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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